Coastal Hazards Adaptation Strategy

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As our climate changes, Brisbane City Council wants to ensure our coastal communities remain resilient and safe, confident and ready for coastal hazards such as cyclones, coastal erosion, storm-tides and sea level rise.

Council is developing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy to assess the risk from projected effects of sea level rise over the medium to long term, and propose adaption measures to mitigate impacts.

Council is gathering local knowledge about areas in Brisbane affected by coastal hazards. This feedback will assist Council understand the different types of coastal hazards, specific locations and suggested solutions.

Council is receiving funding support through the QCoast2100 program, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Local Government Association Queensland for the development and implementation of the strategy.


As our climate changes, Brisbane City Council wants to ensure our coastal communities remain resilient and safe, confident and ready for coastal hazards such as cyclones, coastal erosion, storm-tides and sea level rise.

Council is developing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy to assess the risk from projected effects of sea level rise over the medium to long term, and propose adaption measures to mitigate impacts.

Council is gathering local knowledge about areas in Brisbane affected by coastal hazards. This feedback will assist Council understand the different types of coastal hazards, specific locations and suggested solutions.

Council is receiving funding support through the QCoast2100 program, a partnership between the Queensland Government and the Local Government Association Queensland for the development and implementation of the strategy.


  • Our Coastal Brisbane – Resilient and ready 

    Council is collecting feedback about observed changes in the impacts of coastal hazards in our bayside and riverine areas. The survey relates to areas within the Brisbane city local government area. 

    Coastal hazards are weather-related events, such as storm tides and other extreme weather conditions that create inundation and erosion in our coastal areas. Coastal hazards include: 

    • Coastal erosion which includes shoreline recession due to sea erosion causing a permanent loss of land. 
    • Storm tide inundation is a temporary inundation of land and occurs when water levels are elevated well above normal tidal levels during a severe storm event. 
    • Sea-level rise inundation which includes periodic or permanent tidal inundation of land due to a rise in the mean sea level. 

    Before completing this survey, it is recommended that you read Council’s fact sheet on Coastal Adaptation.   

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